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Old 04-11-2010, 05:32 AM
"Cody A.W. Somerville"
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Hi Folks,

*I want to start a discussion about the remaining artwork tasks & issues that need resolving for Lucid. This is a great opportunity for folks with some artistic talent to start contributing - just pick a task, complete it, and send an e-mail to this mailing list or update the relevant bug with your work. I only have a few tasks at the moment to talk about but I'm sure Pasi will chime in with more if there is indeed any others.



*If you want to start a discussion about a particular item below, please create a new thread!

*1. On some hardware, the boot splash will look distorted. To fix this, we need to update the Xubuntu plymouth theme's xubuntu-logo.png image to be 4-bit (ie. 16 colors) - which shouldn't be too much of a problem since the current image only uses white + transparency (so we need to just get rid of the transparent elements and make it look good without it). To get started, just grab the xubuntu-artwork branch by running 'bzr get lp:xubuntu-artwork'.



*2. GDM don't seem to be using Xubuntu theming anymore. I'm not sure of the exact reason (haven't looked) but the solution might require updating our theme, updating the relevant configuration, or something else. Lionel (mr_pouit) or myself might be able to help you tackle this if you need help.



*3. The icon to indicate if an element in the UI is expandable/collapsible has changed from simple black arrow pointing either down or sideways to a box with a plus or minus in it. This, I suspect, is the result of changes made for Ubuntu. We need to investigate if we want this change or if it doesn't fit well into Xubuntu's look & feel. If the latter, we'll then need to figure out how to change it back and then to do so.



*4. New background.

*5. Release countdown banner - see http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/countdown for inspiration from Ubuntu's.

*6. Release announcement banner



*7. Updated screenshots for tour and other pages on website.

*8. Other stuff!
Cheers,

--
Cody A.W. Somerville
Release Engineer
Foundations Team
Custom Engineering Solutions Group


Canonical OEM Services
Phone: +1 781 850 2087
Cell: +1 613 401 5141
Fax: +1 613 687 7368
Email: cody.somerville@canonical.com

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Old 04-11-2010, 09:28 AM
Lionel Le Folgoc
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Hi,

Thanks for bringing this up, some quick thoughts (mostly to prevent
people doing duplicate work):

On Sun, Apr 11, 2010 at 01:32:25AM -0400, Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
>
> 1. On some hardware, the boot splash will look distorted. To fix this, we
> need to update the Xubuntu plymouth theme's xubuntu-logo.png image to be
> 4-bit (ie. 16 colors) - which shouldn't be too much of a problem since the
> current image only uses white + transparency (so we need to just get rid of
> the transparent elements and make it look good without it). To get started,
> just grab the xubuntu-artwork branch by running 'bzr get
> lp:xubuntu-artwork'.

Please don't start working on this one, it'll be a waste of time: the
current plymouth theme is temporary, it needs to be updated with the new
logo & the new ubuntu font. Pasi (knome) & I are on it, get in touch
with knome (on #shimmer, #xubuntu or #xubuntu-devel) if you want to
help.

> 2. GDM don't seem to be using Xubuntu theming anymore. I'm not sure of the
> exact reason (haven't looked) but the solution might require updating our
> theme, updating the relevant configuration, or something else. Lionel
> (mr_pouit) or myself might be able to help you tackle this if you need help.

Bug number?
I can't reproduce it here, so if someone who is affected can file a bug
report against xubuntu-artwork with the following info, that would be
useful:
* dpkg -l xubuntu-gdm-theme
* dpkg-divert --list
* ls -al /var/lib/gdm/.gconf* (as root, otherwise you'll have a
permission denied error)
* and the content of /var/lib/gdm/.gconf.defaults/%gconf-tree.xml (as
root too, same reason)

> 4. New background.

knome is also working on it.


For all the other stuff, I'm not sure anyone is working on it (maybe
knome on the banner?), so feel free to pick one.

Thanks!

Cheers,

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Old 04-11-2010, 10:47 AM
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Mr. Sommerville:

I would like a revamped mouse. One that looks refined and intelligent or possibly a muscular one flexing his/her bicep.

I have submitted one already but I guess it has not created much of a stir. We will try again.



Fabrizio Balsaq

















-----Original Message-----

From: Cody A.W. Somerville <cody-somerville@ubuntu.com>

To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com>

Sent: Sun, Apr 11, 2010 1:32 am

Subject: Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid











Hi Folks,



*I want to start a discussion about the remaining artwork tasks & issues that need resolving for Lucid. This is a great opportunity for folks with some artistic talent to start contributing - just pick a task, complete it, and send an e-mail to this mailing list or update the relevant bug with your work. I only have a few tasks at the moment to talk about but I'm sure Pasi will chime in with more if there is indeed any others.





*If you want to start a discussion about a particular item below, please create a new thread!



*1. On some hardware, the boot splash will look distorted. To fix this, we need to update the Xubuntu plymouth theme's xubuntu-logo.png image to be 4-bit (ie. 16 colors) - which shouldn't be too much of a problem since the current image only uses white + transparency (so we need to just get rid of the transparent elements and make it look good without it). To get started, just grab the xubuntu-artwork branch by running 'bzr get lp:xubuntu-artwork'.





*2. GDM don't seem to be using Xubuntu theming anymore. I'm not sure of the exact reason (haven't looked) but the solution might require updating our theme, updating the relevant configuration, or something else. Lionel (mr_pouit) or myself might be able to help you tackle this if you need help.





*3. The icon to indicate if an element in the UI is expandable/collapsible has changed from simple black arrow pointing either down or sideways to a box with a plus or minus in it. This, I suspect, is the result of changes made for Ubuntu. We need to investigate if we want this change or if it doesn't fit well into Xubuntu's look & feel. If the latter, we'll then need to figure out how to change it back and then to do so.





*4. New background.



*5. Release countdown banner - see http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/countdown for inspiration from Ubuntu's.



*6. Release announcement banner





*7. Updated screenshots for tour and other pages on website.



*8. Other stuff!

Cheers,



--

Cody A.W. Somerville

Release Engineer

Foundations Team

Custom Engineering Solutions Group



Canonical OEM Services

Phone: +1 781 850 2087

Cell: +1 613 401 5141

Fax: +1 613 687 7368

Email: cody.somerville@canonical.com









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xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel







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Old 04-11-2010, 10:59 AM
Pasi Lallinaho
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

nukiks@aol.com wrote:

Mr.
Sommerville:

I would like a revamped mouse. One that looks refined and intelligent
or possibly a muscular one flexing his/her bicep.

I have submitted one already but I guess it has not created much of a
stir. We will try again.



Fabrizio Balsaq



Hey Balsaq, I remember I saw this mouse but can't seem to find it
anywhere. Please upload it to the wikipage
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Lucid so we can take it into
considerations.



Cheers,

--
Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode



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Old 04-11-2010, 11:05 AM
Pasi Lallinaho
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Cody A.W. Somerville wrote:
Hi Folks,



*I want to start a discussion about the remaining artwork tasks &
issues that need resolving for Lucid. This is a great opportunity for
folks with some artistic talent to start contributing - just pick a
task, complete it, and send an e-mail to this mailing list or update
the relevant bug with your work. I only have a few tasks at the moment
to talk about but I'm sure Pasi will chime in with more if there is
indeed any others.



*If you want to start a discussion about a particular item below,
please create a new thread!



*1. On some hardware, the boot splash will look distorted. To fix this,
we need to update the Xubuntu plymouth theme's xubuntu-logo.png image
to be 4-bit (ie. 16 colors) - which shouldn't be too much of a problem
since the current image only uses white + transparency (so we need to
just get rid of the transparent elements and make it look good without
it). To get started, just grab the xubuntu-artwork branch by running
'bzr get lp:xubuntu-artwork'.


Pending on the logo, as Lionel said.



*2. GDM don't seem to be using Xubuntu theming anymore. I'm not sure of
the exact reason (haven't looked) but the solution might require
updating our theme, updating the relevant configuration, or something
else. Lionel (mr_pouit) or myself might be able to help you tackle this
if you need help.



*3. The icon to indicate if an element in the UI is
expandable/collapsible has changed from simple black arrow pointing
either down or sideways to a box with a plus or minus in it. This, I
suspect, is the result of changes made for Ubuntu. We need to
investigate if we want this change or if it doesn't fit well into
Xubuntu's look & feel. If the latter, we'll then need to figure out
how to change it back and then to do so.



*4. New background.


As Lionel said, it's in the works, but anybody is free to propose
anything.



*5. Release countdown banner - see http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/countdown
for inspiration from Ubuntu's.


See #6, but here it doesn't matter so much. Maybe a blue version of the
"orange" style, if somebody is willing to recolor.



*6. Release announcement banner


Usually this has been made from (a part of) the wallpaper and some
text. If you feel like we can do any kind of release banner with no
link to the actual release itself, then feel free to; however, I'd
consider this a drawback.



*7. Updated screenshots for tour and other pages on website.


It would also be better if these were made only after we have our final
wallpaper.



*8. Other stuff!

I don't think there is anything else Lucid-specific to be worked on.



Cheers,



--

Cody A.W. Somerville

Release Engineer

Foundations Team

Custom Engineering Solutions Group

Canonical OEM Services

Phone: +1 781 850 2087

Cell: +1 613 401 5141

Fax: +1 613 687 7368

Email: cody.somerville@canonical.com




--
Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode



--
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Old 04-11-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

Pasi:

I still have the mouse displayed on my youtube account. I can make the little mouse movie public again if you like, but I will need to know exactly when you can view it because I do not want it to remain public for long....unless of course it becomes a success! Are you available now? If so I will go turn it on and give the information to you again so you can view it. Remember...you said it may be best suited for Edubuntu (yuk).



Fabrizio Balsaq

















-----Original Message-----

From: Pasi Lallinaho <open@knome.fi>

To: Xubuntu Development Discussion <xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com>

Sent: Sun, Apr 11, 2010 6:59 am

Subject: Re: Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

















nukiks@aol.com wrote:


Mr.
Sommerville:


I would like a revamped mouse. One that looks refined and intelligent
or possibly a muscular one flexing his/her bicep.


I have submitted one already but I guess it has not created much of a
stir. We will try again.





Fabrizio Balsaq





Hey Balsaq, I remember I saw this mouse but can't seem to find it
anywhere. Please upload it to the wikipage
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Xubuntu/Artwork/Lucid so we can take it into
considerations.





Cheers,


--

Pasi Lallinaho

Xubuntu Marketing Lead

Web-designer, graphic artist

IRC: knome @ freenode








--

xubuntu-devel mailing list

xubuntu-devel@lists.ubuntu.com

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/xubuntu-devel







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Old 04-11-2010, 11:28 AM
Pasi Lallinaho
 
Default Artwork: Remaining tasks & issues for Lucid

nukiks@aol.com wrote:

Pasi:


I still have the mouse displayed on my youtube account. I can make the
little mouse movie public again if you like, but I will need to know
exactly when you can view it because I do not want it to remain public
for long....unless of course it becomes a success! Are you available
now? If so I will go turn it on and give the information to you again
so you can view it. Remember...you said it may be best suited for
Edubuntu (yuk).



Fabrizio Balsaq



To be able to use some graphics, it would need to be in a more editable
form. YouTube videos are okay for really quick demonstrations, but at
this point, we need something more.



The mouse should optimally be vector, but bitmap would work for now.
Unfortunately I don't have time to do this conversion myself, but if
you can do it yourself or get somebody else to do it, upload it to the
artwork wikipage.



On a sidenote; in the future, please respond to the messages by
bottom-posting (eg. writing your message below everything else) - that
makes the conversation easier to follow.



Cheers,

--
Pasi Lallinaho
Xubuntu Marketing Lead
Web-designer, graphic artist
IRC: knome @ freenode



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